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U.S. Sees No 'Specific, Credible' Threats From Islamic State

August 29, 2014 - 1:56pm
The U.S. said it doesn't know of any "specific, credible" threats to America related to developments in Iraq and Syria, but top U.S. officials have been in close contact with the U.K. government, which raised its threat level Friday.

Spy-Ring Leader John Walker Dies

August 29, 2014 - 1:35pm
A former U.S. sailor convicted of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina, officials said Friday.

California Lawmakers Pass 'Affirmative Consent' Sex-Policy Bill

August 29, 2014 - 10:35am
The California legislature has passed a bill requiring colleges and universities receiving state funds to adopt policies on sexual assault, including a mandate requiring "affirmative consent."

Treasury Secretary to Speak on Tax Reform, Inversions

August 29, 2014 - 10:22am
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is planning a Sept. 8 speech about a controversial corporate strategy known as tax inversions, suggesting that the White House could be progressing in its effort to upend the practices.

U.S. Consumer Spending Declines

August 29, 2014 - 9:56am
Household spending fell in July, a sign that cautious consumers could hold back economic growth in the second half of the year.

Obama Does Not Plan Escalation Against Islamic State

August 29, 2014 - 9:37am
President Barack Obama signaled the U.S. has no immediate plans to escalate military operations against Islamic State extremists in Iraq or Syria.

Mitt Romney Is Back in Demand

August 29, 2014 - 7:07am
The former Massachusetts governor, who was widely criticized by Republicans for losing a presidential race in 2012 that many thought to be winnable, is suddenly one of his party's most sought-after campaigners.

Pennsylvania to Expand Medicaid

August 29, 2014 - 3:46am
The Obama administration has reached a deal with Republican Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett to expand the state's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.